Archive for January 23rd, 2013

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CAROL WAI SUE SETO Carol Wai Sue Seto died peacefully on January 18, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Honolulu on Christmas Day, 1933, to Alice and Hung Yu Ching and was raised in Makiki and Kaimuki with her sister and brother. Carol was in the first graduating class of University High School, and received her recreational therapy degree from the University of Hawaii. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where her new husband, Dudley, started medical school. Carol was the first recreational therapist hired by the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry and created its first recreational therapy program. She set aside her career to become a supportive wife, nurturing mother, and community volunteer. Her children and grandchildren were her life’s work and joy. Carol gave her gift of friendship to everyone she met during her full life. And she will be remembered for her selfless generosity, kindness to others, devotion to family and friends, and effervescent sense of humor. Besides her beloved Dudley, and siblings Eric (Laura) Ching and Loretta Abe, she leaves behind her children: Cindy (Jay) Hartwell, Keith (Debbie) Seto, Cheryl Seto, and Cathy (Reid) Silva; grandchildren Chloe and Thomas Hartwell; Hannah Silva; Sarah, Stephanie, and Matthew Seto; brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., this Friday, January 25, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Private burial. Her family respectfully suggests Aloha Attire and in lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations in Carol’s name may be made to: Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) (808) 528-5161 1814 Liliha Street Honolulu, HI 96817 http://hccf.org/help-hccf/donation/

Wing Hon Pawil Wong

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Dec. 30, 2012
Wing Hon Pawil Wong, 89, of Waipahu, a veteran of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapangan, Benguet, Philippines. He is survived by sons William, Wilmer and Wilson Wong, and Wilfred Willie; daughters Sandra Biasca and Susan Corpuz; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Nancy Yumiko Ushiro

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Jan. 20, 2013
Nancy Yumiko Ushiro, 91, of Wailuku, an S.H. Kress salesclerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Leslie, daughters Sharon and Alyce, brothers Minoru and Haruo Miyamura, sister Ruth Fukumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Robinson Chi Seng Tsoi

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Jan. 19, 2013
Robinson Chi Seng Tsoi, 54, of Kaneohe, a finance manager at JN Chevrolet in Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Peggy Hung-Tsoi, son Nicholas, daughter Samantha, mother Lam Shau Woon, brother Samson and sisters Patsy and Belinda. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway.

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Kazue Taogoshi

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Jan. 20, 2013
Kazue Taogoshi, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Foodland Super Market cashier, died in Garden Island Health Care. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by sons Albert “Shige” Yoshii and Roy, Alan and Cary Taogoshi; brother Haruto Oshima; sister Fumiko Matsukawa; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.

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Dwayne Barrows Scharsch

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Jan. 8, 2013
Dwayne Barrows Scharsch, 44, of Waimanalo, a Hale Koa Hotel employee, will be remembered in services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julia; sons Kadin, Raiden and Logan Kai; father Vincent; mother Leilani Avilla; brothers Derrick and Darryn; and sisters Rhonda Char and Rochelle MacFarlane. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Casual attire.

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Janine Pastor Robison

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Dec. 13, 2012
Janine Pastor Robison, 47, of Burbank, Calif, formerly of Honolulu, a massage therapist in California, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sean and brothers Johnny and A.J. Pastor. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Khamsing Phongsavath

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Jan. 14, 2013
Khamsing Phongsavath, 80, of Honolulu, a retired produce salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Xam; sons Sisou and Mani; daughters Phai Inthisane, Jennifer Saengswang and Sakhone Twigg; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation and Buddhist services: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Flowers welcome.

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Edward Pico Perreira Sr.

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Jan. 20, 2013
Edward Pico Perreira Sr., 85, of Haiku, Maui, a Soil Conservation Service laboratory field technician and an Army veteran, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Edward and Roland; daughters Valerie Medeiros, Sandi Taketa and Paulette Fraticelli; brother Manuel; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rodney J. Okai

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Dec. 31, 2012
Rodney J. Okai, 59, of Pearl City, an Oceanic Time Warner Cable employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan, son Steven, mother Betty Sato, brothers Douglas Okai and Clifton Sato, and sister Suzanne Unangst. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Joyce Chieko Masunaga

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Dec. 28, 2012
Joyce Chieko Masunaga, 94, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Sears at Ala Moana Center, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Keith, daughter Doreen Judd, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bert Martin Luna

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Jan. 20, 2013
Bert Martin Luna, 74, of Wailuku, an Air Force veteran and a lawyer, died. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kay, sons Neal and Dane, daughter Kari Nunokawa, sister Lily Hummel and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ala Lani United Methodist Church, 50 S. Papa Ave., Kahului. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Ala Lani United Methodist Church. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Magdalena Dancel Lagazo Lorenzo

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Jan. 15, 2013
Magdalena Dancel Lagazo Lorenzo, 68, of Lihue, an employee at Salvation Army in Lihue, died. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bernard, Mark, Alan and Noland; daughter Veda Mae; mother Florentina Dancel; brothers Monico, Hernando and Roldan Dancel; and sister Floradema Ibalio. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael & All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Lihue. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Clarence William Keaweheulu Kelley

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Jan. 16, 2013
Clarence William Keaweheulu Kelley, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired police officer and musician, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, stepsons Daniel Jr. and Clement Stone, hanai daughters Napua and Kalena Thatcher, stepdaughter Pohai Souza, brother Walter, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Kokokahi YWCA, Kaneohe.

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Harold G. Hayashi

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Dec. 6, 2012
Harold G. Hayashi, 77, of Wahiawa, a former Bank of Hawaii assistant manager, Leeward Community College registrar and University of Hawaii-Manoa treasury officer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Shirley C., son Brian Y., daughter Cheryl Y., brother Howard R. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Herbert Harumi Hamura

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Jan. 10, 2013
Herbert Harumi Hamura, 79, of Lihue, a retired Garden Island Publishing circulation manager and Hamura Saimin Factory noodle maker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jean, sons Scott and Troy, daughter Kerri Bunao, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ellen Momoyo Uchimura George

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Dec. 30, 2012
Ellen Momoyo Uchimura George, 95, of Waialua, formerly of Wahiawa, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service retiree, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Robert “Bobby” and Richard “Dickie,” daughter Colleen Muraoka, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Howard Ernest Furtado Sr.

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Jan. 19, 2013
Howard Ernest “Pops” Furtado Sr., 79, of Pukalani, Maui, a general contractor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacqueline J., sons Howard Jr. and Craig, daughter Barbara McCullough, brother Ben, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Irene Loo DuPont

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Jan. 13, 2013
Irene Loo DuPont, 86, of Honolulu, a clerk at the Queen’s Medical Center; receptionist for Drs. Moffat, Faulkner and Ing; and retiree from Leong and Fong accounting firm, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James, daughter Louise, brothers Albert and Lawrence Loo, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Rose May Alupay Valdez Dumlao

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Jan. 18, 2013
Rose May Alupay Valdez Dumlao, 46, of Wahiawa, a Special Education Center of Hawaii direct support staff employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Loy, son Pierre L. Valdez, daughter Sarah J. Valdez, parents Elmer and Violeta Valdez, and brother Sanddy R. Valdez. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Filipino United Church of Christ, 94-1366 Hiapo St., Waipahu. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bernice Len Hee Ching Chong

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Jan. 12, 2013
Bernice Len Hee Ching Chong, 86, of Kailua, a retired office manager for orthodontist Dr. George Newton, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Vernon, son Vernon Jr., daughters Susan Moore-Chong and Lori Chong, brothers Percy and Ronald Ching, sisters Mabel Woo and Alice Young, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Encarnacion Chanliecco Caballero

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Jan. 1, 2013
Encarnacion Chanliecco “Carning” Caballero, 90, of Bothell, Wash., a wholesale distribution worker, died in Everett, Wash. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Richard and Ferdinand; daughter Barbara Ann Aquino; sisters Trinidad Cabanilla, Carmen Somera and Aurora Chanliecco; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jose Cardona Balmores Sr.

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Jan. 19, 2013
Jose Cardona Balmores Sr., 87, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigator, died. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Sofia N.; sons Jose Jr., Raymond and Orlando; daughters Roseline Balmores and Anita Roberts; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph S. Amoy Jr.

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Jan. 11, 2013
Joseph S. Amoy Jr., 91, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Tel repairman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Wendell, daughters Joel Ann Amoy and Lois Suenishi, brother Donald and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Juliana Ramos Abar

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Dec. 19, 2012
Juliana Ramos Abar, 96, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Minerva Asanion, Erlinda Radugos, Norma Jean Mejia and Lilian Pascual; brother Domingo Ramos; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1266 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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CAROL WAI SUE SETO

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CAROL WAI SUE SETO
Carol Wai Sue Seto died peacefully on January 18, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Honolulu on Christmas Day, 1933, to Alice and Hung Yu Ching and was raised in Makiki and Kaimuki with her sister and brother. Carol was in the first graduating class of University High School, and received her recreational therapy degree from the University of Hawaii. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where her new husband, Dudley, started medical school. Carol was the first recreational therapist hired by the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry and created its first recreational therapy program. She set aside her career to become a supportive wife, nurturing mother, and community volunteer. Her children and grandchildren were her life’s work and joy. Carol gave her gift of friendship to everyone she met during her full life. And she will be remembered for her selfless generosity, kindness to others, devotion to family and friends, and effervescent sense of humor. Besides her beloved Dudley, and siblings Eric (Laura) Ching and Loretta Abe, she leaves behind her children: Cindy (Jay) Hartwell, Keith (Debbie) Seto, Cheryl Seto, and Cathy (Reid) Silva; grandchildren Chloe and Thomas Hartwell; Hannah Silva; Sarah, Stephanie, and Matthew Seto; brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., this Friday, January 25, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Private burial. Her family respectfully suggests Aloha Attire and in lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations in Carol’s name may be made to: Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) (808) 528-5161 1814 Liliha Street Honolulu, HI 96817 http://hccf.org/help-hccf/donation/

ROSITA “ROSE” BERMUDEZ CABA

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ROSITA ROSE BERMUDEZ CABA Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 6, 1935 in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Divina (Lumar) Timbol, Elisa Caba, Regina (Walter) Pichon; sons, Solomon (Lenie) Caba, Rene (Nora) Caba; sisters, Lupe (Johnny) Villegas, Leonila (Boy) Capulong; brothers, Domingo (Nida) Bermudez, Romy (Ning) Bermudez; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HIRAJI “HAROLD” MIYASHITA

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HIRAJI HAROLD MIYASHITA Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2012 in Pearl City. Born September 8, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. A member of Carpenter’s Union Local 745 and employed at Keehi Marine Inc. He is survived by wife, Nancy Natsue Miyashita; daughters, Gail K. Miyashita, Mae A. Sunahara; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.


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